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As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
Quaraun the Insane: GhoulSpawn and The Lich Lord's Lover: How To Kill a Lich
Quaraun the Insane: GhoulSpawn and The Lich Lord's Lover: How To Kill a Lich
Quaraun woke up to the sounds of a scuffle. He sat up, blinking and
looking around, trying to remember where he was and wondering who was
fighting. It took a moment for his eyes to adjust to the bright mid
morning sun, before he realized GhoulSpawn and Unicorn were fighting.
Or rather Unicorn was beating up GhoulSpawn.
GhoulSpawn was on the ground, trying to shield his face from the
blows, with his arms as Unicorn sat on top of the half-Elf punching
him over and over again. Quaraun didn't know what to do. Unicorn was
had many times his strength. Even he and GhoulSpawn together did not
have half the strength of the undead Phooka.
Quaraun looked around wondering if there was anything he could use to
help the half-Elf, but his attention was brought back to the fight
when he heard GhoulSpawn's gurgled, chocking screams. Unicorn now had
his hands clenched tight on the Sun Elf's throat, strangling him. The
poor half-Elf was struggling desperately against the undead beast.
Quaraun knew he had to do something to break them up before Unicorn
"No! Please!" Quaraun cried as he scrambled to his feet and
ran to Unicorn, grabbing hold of his shoulders and trying to pulling
him off GhoulSpawn. "Please don't hurt him. Stop. Please stop.
Unicorn let go of GhoulSpawn, briefly. Long enough to swing around
and punch Quaraun, knocking the Moon Elf to the ground.
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GhoulSpawn was gasping and chocking, trying to breath, too dizzy to
get away, before Unicorn pounced on him again, this time biting the
half-Elf, sinking his fangs deep into GhoulSpawn's throat drawing
"No!" Quaraun screamed. "Don't! Please don't!"
Quaraun knew the Vampire Lich would tear the half-Elf apart in
seconds, if he didn't do something to stop the enraged undead
creature. Quaraun's mind was reeling as he tried to think of what to
do, how to stop the angry Phooka was eating his friend.
Suddenly, Quaraun remembered that he was a Necromancer with power
over the dead and Unicorn was undead and could be controlled. Quickly
Quaraun reached into his beaded, heart shaped bag and pulled out one
of the charcoal twigs he used to black his eyes, grabbed hold of
Unicorn's left hand, and used the charred willow stick to write a
spell in Elvish on the Lich's hand.
Immediately, Unicorn let go of the half-Elf and turned on Quaraun,
grabbing the Moon Elf and slamming him down hard on the ground, then
standing up and stepping away, while trying to rub the black soot
letters off of his hand. The letters would not come off, held
mystically in place by the spell Quaraun had started to cast.
Unicorn backed away. His eyes wide with fear and he held onto his
hand staring at the writing, then looking back at Quaraun, who was
still laying on the ground, dazed from having hit his head when he
Both Elves struggled to get back up, but GhoulSpawn was too weak and
close to fainting and Quaraun was trembling so bad from fright that
he could barely steady himself.
Unicorn continued to back away. GhoulSpawn didn't know what Quaraun
had done. He had never seen Unicorn look frightened before. He could
not have imagined that a Lich could become frightened, but there was
no mistaking the look of absolute terror in Unicorn's eyes as he
continued to stare at Quaraun with a look that silently pleaded the
Quaraun crawled over to GhoulSpawn.
"Are you alright?"
"He tried to kill me," GhoulSpawn gasped, still trying to
catch his breath.
"What did you do to him?"
Quaraun looked at Unicorn. The Phooka was looking down at the writing
on his hand, still trembling with fear and furiously rubbing at the
writing trying to make it come off.
"Something I think he didn't know I knew how to do. I’m a
Necromancer. I can control the dead. He’s dead. We both forget that
Quaraun stayed beside GhoulSpawn nursing his injuries, for the next
several hours. Unicorn sat down on the ground several feet away, and
held on to his hand, while staring at the letters and symbols Quaraun
had drawn on it.
Unicorn looked up when a shadow moved across him. Quaraun was
standing over him looking down at him. As soon as he saw the Moon
Elf, he lept up and ran away. Quaraun went after him.
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"Please don't go. Please," Quaraun called out the Lich.
"Please. I didn't want to hurt you, I just wanted you to stop.
He's my friend, I couldn't watch you kill him. Please. I'm sorry. I
didn't know what else to do."
Quaraun moved closer to Unicorn, but the Phooka quickly took several
steps back, keeping several feet of distance between himself and the
"Please." Quaraun reached his hands out to take Unicorn's
hand, but Unicorn backed away even farther. "Please don't be
afraid of me. Let me undo it. Please. I don't want to hurt you. I
"Ya tried to kill me."
"Ya was going to kill me."
"You're already dead. He's not. He still has life. You don't.
You only have as much life as I give you. He's still alive. I
couldn't let you kill him."
"Ya loves him."
"I love you."
"Ya woulds kill me to save him."
"Please let me remove it."
"You knew that."
"I is dead thing."
"Please let me remove it."
"Ya was gonna make me die un stay dead forevers."
Quaraun saw fear in the Phooka's eyes. He'd never seen Unicorn scared
"I'm sorry. I didn't know what else to do. You were killing him.
Please let me remove it."
"Ya loves him."
"I love you."
"Given choice of me or him, ya choose him."
Tears streamed down the Phooka's face. Quaraun could feel Unicorn's
heart breaking. The pain of betrayal filled his chest. Quaraun felt
terrible at making Unicorn feel like this.
Quaraun reached out and placed his hand on Unicorn's face.
"I choose life over death, not him over you. It's easier to save
life then restore it. I knew you'd let go of him before I finished
the spell. Or at least I had hoped you would. I didn't want to hurt
Quaraun knelt before Unicorn holding the hand he had started writing
the spell on.
"I never want to hurt you."
"Ya was gonna erase me from existence."
Quaraun kissed Unicorn's check.
"Please forgive me. I just wanted you to stop hurting him.
That's all I wanted. I did it with no malice. Don't you know that? We
are soul bound. You should feel that. You should know I meant you no
harm." Tears were streaming down Quaraun's cheeks. "Why
don't you feel it?"
"I shut it out. I does no wants to feel what ya feel anymore."
"Ya cheated on me. Ya think I did not know that? Ya think I did
not know hows ya felt for GhoulSpawn? Him been popping into our life
for years now un ya has lust for him whole time. Ya think I did no
feel that all them years? I feel everything ya feels, Quaraun. Ya has
been wanting him to fuck ya for very long time. Ya think it does no
hurt me that ya gets excited every time ya looks at him? We is soul
bound, Quaraun. Did ya think I would no know feelings ya had for him?
Feelings ya used to have for me..."
"I still love..."
"I know ya still love me. I feel that too. But ya heart is torn
between me un him un when ya had to choose one of us ya chose him."
"No. Unicorn please. I just didn't want you to kill him. I
wasn't choosing him over you."
"What would hae happened had I no caught the two of ya fucking?"
"I don't know."
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"Do ya think ya could hae hidden it from me? How were ya gonna
do that, eh? We is soul bound. I knows what sensations ya feel when
ya being fucked. I feel it when I fuck ya Quaraun, I feel everything
ya feel. Just as ya does. Ya feels every sensation I feel while I is
inside ya. Yes? It why sex with yis so special. Ya can'na feel those
sensations with anyone else. I can'na feel those sensations with no
one else. We soul bound un it make sex different for us. I knew
moment him started touching ya, because I felt thrill ya was feeling
as him slid his fingers across ya body. I felt it as his hard cock
slid into ya ass. I felt the escasty ya felt, the fear un thrill at
the danger of getting caught. I felt it just as if it were happening
to me. Because we is soul bound un nothing that happens to one of us
can be done without other feeling it. How long were ya gonna try to
hide what ya did with him, before ya remembered I was feeling every
bit of it as it were happening to ya?"
"I'm sorry." Quaraun felt so ashamed.
"No. Ya not. Ya not sorry Quaraun..."
"No. I can feel what ya feel, un sorry is not the emotion ya
feeling. Shame is what ya feel. Yis ashamed of what ya felt. Yis
ashamed that ya enjoyed it. But yis not sorry that ya enjoyed it un
ya wishes ya could feel it again. If ya was sorry, ya would be
repulsed at the memory, not wishing for more of it. And that why I
now block out ya feelings. I does no wish to feel how strongly ya
wants to feel him in ya again."
Quaraun said nothing as he took Unicorn's hand and undid the spell he
had started, erasing the words from the undead creature's hand.
"I am sorry I tried to killed you," Quaraun said
afterwards. "I love you and I don't want anything to happen to
you. Please believe that."
"I do. I can feel the anguish in ya heart at thought what ya
almost did to me. Yis sorry for that much."
Quaraun was silent for several minutes. He thought about what Unicorn
had said, about blocking out his feelings and wondered how long the
Phooka had been doing this. How much of what Unicorn really felt, was
he shielding from Quaraun, not allowing Quaraun to feel it with him.
Quaraun had not felt Unicorn's sorrow, his jealousy, his anger.
Quaraun suspected Unicorn had been shielding quite a lot.
"How can we fix this?" Quaraun asked.
"Does ya want to?"
"I love you. You must feel that."
"I do. I know ya love me. And I know ya loves him too."
"Can I not love you both?"
“Does ya want to love us both?”
“I don't know.”
“Him alive with real body of soft warm flesh. I dead thing, hard un
cold un require spell to maintain the illusion of lifenessness. Ya
has more reason to wants him then me.”
“I love you. I hurt you. For that I am sorry. I never wanted to
hurt you and I've hurt you just as I hurt my BoomFuzzy.”
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Volume 22:GhoulSpawn & The Lich Lord's Lover
A portal opens up in their path and unexpectedly zaps Quaraun and Unicorn into the middle of the American Civil War, landing them right in the Confederate Army Camp. Mistaking Unicorn for an escaped slave and the French Canadian Quaraun for being an underground railway freedom fight for the North, they both find themselves in irons in front of a firing squad.
But one should never try to fight the world's most powerful Necromancer in a battle field of dead soldiers, especially not when he also has a Lich at his command.
With the Americans left to fight hoards of zombies, Quaraun and Unicorn escape to the nearby woods, where they discover the past, isn't what they thought it was, and this war, is actually a thousand years in the future... when Humans have progressed too far and are fast destroying themselves and their planet.
In a future after the Battle of Ongadada has already happened, wandering through fields of crashed planes, downed rockets, and dead autos, and worrying about the moon that is now shattered into millions of asteroids, another portal opens up, this one dropping the Chaos Demon GhoulSpawn into the Pink Necromancer's bed.
The three must work together to find their way back to the 1400s where they belong, but the growing relationship between Quaraun and GhoulSpawn has Unicorn venting his Lichish fury on the locals.
Desperate to return back to their correct time, the trio, head to Black Tower, only to find its been destroyed by GhoulSpawn's future self: Gremlin the deranged Chaos wizard whose only goal now is to crash the moon into Earth and wipe out life entirely...
GhoulSpawn & The Lich Lord's Lover Was Written As Part of a Write & Publish A Book In A Week Challenge
Full Details On How This Book Was Written Can Be Found Here:
Pages Which Feature More Sample Scenes From GhoulSpawn & The Lich Lords Lover As Well As Details On How This Book Was Written
Who is GhoulSpawn?
GhoulSpawn does not a appear in many of the stories in the series, but when he does, he tends to push Quaraun out of centre stage and step in as the main character of the story. His backstory is one of the primary arches of the series. Books with his name in the title, feature him as the primary PoV character.
GhoulSpawn is one of the very early characters from the series and was featured as the main character throughout many stories written in the 1970s and 1980s, where he was then seen as the elderly Gremlin, a mad scientist who claimed to be an ancient wizard and had difficulty staying out of a straight jacket.
Many of the stories from the early Twighlight Manor series were told from Gremlin's perspective, and were presumed to be the narrations of a schizophrenia patent to his psychiatrist (which as you know most every story in this series is, thus why the 1400s scenes are often broken up by White Rock's doctors.
GhoulSpawn is the ancient Gremlin's younger self.
GhoulSpawn is a teenager from the 1970s, who was whisked away to the 1400s by an LSD powered time machine that was built out of a 1974 AMC Gremlin. It is unknown who built the car or why. GhoulSpawn acquired it when he was around 13 years old. The story he tells, is that he one day encountered a group of hippies in the park, and set out to play a game of live action (LARP) Dungeons and Dragons with them, himself playing a Chaos Wizard half-Elf. The game was interrupted by a police raid, as it turned out the hippies were LSD chemists and the glove compartment of the car full of drugs. During a high speed chase to escape police, the car suddenly flew into the sky and was sent through a portal where GhoulSpawn found himself in the 1400s, now transformed into the half-Elf Chaos wizard he had played in the game.
The first time he encounters Quaraun and Unicorn is 2 years later at age 15, in the story The City of the Screaming Statues.
Though Quaraun is the most powerful Wizard ever known, GhoulSpawn far surpasses Quaraun's ability. Quaraun often arrogantly refers to GhoulSpawn as a mage (a slur again magicians) due to the fact that GhoulSpawn has no formal training in Wizardry.
Quaraun, an elderly Elf, 500 years old upon meeting the 15 year old GhoulSpawn; himself spent 300 years learning magic, and can not fathom any belief that GhoulSpawn is a Wizard, due to GhoulSpawn's being so very young.
By the time the 15 year old GhoulSpawn meets Quaraun in City of the Screaming Statues, the young half-Elf has mastered the art of casting in real life the over the top fictional spells from his DnD Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master's Guide and has made himself a long green velvet frock coat, the lining of which is lined with more than 2 dozen pockets that are made out of bags of holding.
Amoung other things, GhoulSpawn carries his car, a big red armchair, around 200 Dungeons and Dragons books, and an ever growing herd of sheep in his pockets.
GhoulSpawn is not in the series again until Summoner of Darkness, where he appears as both the 16 year old GhoulSpawn and the 1,000 year old Gremlin.
Quaraun frequently is walking along and suddenly finds himself in a completely different town, with no real understanding of what has happened. Because he has no ability to comprehend the concept of time travel the early novels do not tell the reader that time travel has happened.
While the time travel element is hinted to in previous volumes, Summoner of Darkness is the first volume of the series to specifically introduce the weird events in Quaraun's life as him falling through portals and coming out in different time periods.
In Summoner of Darkness, The Gremlin finds himself stuck in the 1400s when his computer runs out of power before he leaves, resulting in Quaraun discovery that GhoulSpawn is a time traveler and that they keep meeting him at different ages. For example, Quaraun encounters a 15 year old, a 16 year old, a 1,000 year old and a 1,700 year old version of GhoulSpawn, all in the space of about 6 hours, in Summoner of Darkness.
GhoulSpawn and the Lich Lord's Lover, is the first time in the Quaraun series that GhoulSpawn takes on a leading role, with most of the story centering on him instead of primary main character Quaraun.
Lich Lord's Lover is set 4 years after GlouSpawn first meet Quaraun, making him now 19 in the story.
After GhoulSpawn and the Lich Lord's Lover, GhoulSpawn does not again appear in the series until GhoulSpawn the Crazed and The Rose Garden of The Pink Necromancer, which is Part 2 of Lich Lord's Lover and picks up 3 days after Lich Lord's Lover ends.
Rose Garden is the last volume to feature GhoulSpawn before he is killed by a Thullid, which sucks out his brain, moves into his body and lives inside his corpse reanimating it, thus becoming The Gremlin.
GhoulSpawn the Thullid infested undead half-Elf continues to make cameo appearances throughout the series, with his most prominent roles being in:
The Haunted Lighthouse
City of The Slushies
The Battle of Ongadada
Wild Ghosts' Ritual of the Vortex
Dread Chant of The Fanboys
The Pissed Off Pumpkin Patch
The Crystal Palace of Mt Demontooth
Lost In a Space That Isn't There
The Haunted House of The Mind Controlling Pissed Off Pumkin Patch
The Crystal Cave of Time and Necromancy
The Poisoned Merman and the Castle of The Signing Sea Slugs
The Bloody Embrace of the Thullid
The Black Tower
The Myth of the Mullusk
The Ties That Bind Us
The Dragons of Ongadada
The Curse of The Pissed Off Pumpkin Patch
You Can Not Choose How History Remembers You
My Two Favourite People
Who Killed Quaraun The Insane
The Malignant Candy Maker and The Labyrinth of The Fuzzy Wuzzy Fluffy Bunnies
The Blood Stained Asylim of Terror: A Tale of White Rock Asylum For The Criminally Insane
The Slaughtering of The Unicorn
And if you think that looks like a lot of volumes, more then could be considered him only appearing in A FEW volumes, do keep in mind that the series has more than 130 novels + an additional 145 volumes planned.
The final volume of the series (The Slaughtering of the Unicorn), is volume #275 of the series. The series starts when Quaraun meets Unicorn and ends when Unicorn dies, in case anyone was wondering about the reason for this particular volume being the end of the series.
In any case, of the 275 volumes of the complete series, GhoulSpawn appears in fewer than 30 volumes, making him only a minor character in the grand scheme of things, even though he is a primary character in most of the novels he is featured in, and events that happen with him or are caused by him, play major roles in most every novel in the series, even the ones he does not appear in.
GhoulSpawn remains one of the most hated and most loved characters in the series. People who dislike him, absolutely despise him and have gone so far as to request I remove his character from the series entirely. While people who love him, often cite him as their favourite character and often request I add him into more stories more often.
For the people who don't like him, I'm sorry, but he remains one of my favourite characters of the series and he's not going anywhere.
For the people who want to see more of him: there are plans to make changes to several stories in the series to include him in the future editions, more often.
You can find out more about GhoulSpawn here:
Explaining GhoulSpawn's Sheep
A staple in every story that features GhoulSpawn, is his glittering technicolour herd of sheep, that gather around him to listen as he reads Dungeon's & Dragons manuals, while sitting in a red armchair, in the middle of some field.
I own the red chair, btw, which you see me sitting in in my BookTube videos while I read. You can see it in this video here:
The 2 most common reader questions asked about GhoulSpawn are:
What the hell is it with the sheep? They don't serve any plot point and seem to be there for no reason at all. What the hell?
Does GhoulSpawn have sex with his sheep or not?
The first story to feature Gremlin as a main character was The Wild Years, published in 1987. In this story he is a member of PETA on a mission to shut down Procter & Gamble, after encountering a local sheep farm that supplies lambs for Iams dogfood. In the slaughterhouse on the farm is a conveyor belt, onto which baby lambs are herded, then dropped into a grinder where they are chopped up while still alive.
If you have a stomach strong enough to view such things, you can see BOTH the Proctor & Gamble animal by-product grinder and McDonald's hamburger making grinder in this video here, which shows it being used on baby chickens and baby cows.
(The chicken grinder shown in this video is P&G's Iams dog food processing plant and the cow grinder seen here are Mcdonald's hamburgers be made for you.)
Please be warned, this anti-war, human rights, and animal rights protest video shows EXTREMELY GRAPHIC real life footage of poachers, slaughterhouses, human trafficing, KKK attacks, beheaded ISIS victims, and children killed by landmines.
VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED!
Back to GhoulSpawn, the series' resident uber extreme animal rights activist...
This was a very real farm and a very real machine which I had seen when I was 8 years old, and was the reason I became an animal rights activist and a vegetarian. This aspect of GhoulSpawn's character, his being a vegan animal rights activist with a vendetta against P&G is based off my own life. (If you did not know, I am the founder of the real world Procter & Gamble Boycott and many of the Twighlight Manor books were written specifically for the boycott, thus why a character like The Gremlin took centre stage.)
Readers came to know that if Gremlin was in the story, so too would be references to the evils of Procter & Gamble, Iams dogfood's horrific sheep grinding machine, and mysterious disappearing sheep, along with his random ramblings against McDonald's, Burger King, and other giants in the animal abuse industry.
Unfortunately for GhoulSpawn, he's often rambling on deaf ears, as Quaraun, Unicorn, and others from the 1400s, have no way to comprehend the future atrocities being described by the time traveller. The reactions of people from the 1400s varies from thinking GhoulSpawn is a raving lunatic (thus why he is dubbed "GhoulSpawn the Crazed") to people understanding that he has seen something which has horribly upset him and feeling pity for him, but not really being able to understand exactly what he is talking about.
And then, when he can't get people to listen to him, he starts pulling sheep out of his pockets, not realizing that back in the 1400s he's surrounded by superstitious people who view magic, Wizards, and such things as evil sorcery and people practicing them as witches to be burned and destroyed. As a teenager from the 1970s, GhoulSpawn has as much trouble comprehending the 1400s mind as they have comprehending him.
As no one but GhoulSpawn can get anything out of or even see anything in his pockets, he can safely stuff sheep in his pockets and then innocently stand there while people run around like mad trying to figure out where all the sheep are disappearing to. He'll stuff another sheep in his pockets every time no one is looking and will continue to do this until the entire herd is gone/in his pockets. At which point he'll then jump back in his 1974 AMC Gremlin, fly back to the 1400s and set the sheep loose in green pastures.
GhoulSpawn has a particular affinity for Cotswold sheep, and his habit of stealing/rescuing sheep and taking them to the past, is used as an explanation for why Cotswolds were so very overpopulated in Medieval times, yet today are considered an endangered species.
Over the years it became a running gag in the series for other characters to bully and tease Gremlin claiming he had a sex fetish for sheep. However, GhoulSpawn does not have sex with his sheep and often seen deeply upset over the accusation. Because most people in the 1400s do not believe GhoulSpawn is a time traveller from the future, they say that he made up his story of rescuing sheep from "the gambler" to cover up habits of beasillity. Quaraun and Unicorn remain two of the only people to believe GhoulSpawn's story as he has taken them to the future and they have seen the things he speaks of for themselves.
The reason for GhoulSpawn's obsession with sheep, is a secret he rarely reveals and is known only to his closet friends: while the series often bills him as a half-Elf, leaving people to assume in also half-Human, is is rather instead half-Demon, specifically he is an Uruisg, which is a Scottish Sheep Demon, a man with the upper body of a man and the lower body of a Cotswold sheep.
In keeping with the actual Irish, Welsh, and Scottish folklore about Uruisg, GhoulSpawn is somewhat of a trickster and causes chaos to ensure whenever he is around. Also like the actual folklore he is a notorious thief and pickpocket, compulsively unable to control his urge to simply pick up and take every shiny object he sees.
Things You May Not Have Known about GhoulSpawn & The Lich Lord's Lover
It took a grand total of 17 days to plot, outline, write, edit, format, create the cover art, and publish GhoulSpawn & The Lich Lord's Lover, making it my "fastest written" novel ever.
The text itself was written in a single weekend.
This was the first story in the series to say what colour Unicorn's skin was. While other stories said he was "dark" and EVERY story describes his massive frizzy woolly dreadlocked hair, this was the first story to specifically call him "black" and has racist Civil War solider characters calling him "a niggar".
GhoulSpawn and the Lich Lord's Lover is the most returned novel in the series, with 97% of all copies sold to American readers being returned for a refund. However American sales make up only 5% of the total sales of the Quaraun series, with most of my readership being in Japan, Germany, and Brazil.
GhoulSpawn and the Lich Lord's Lover is the first volume of the series to show Quaraun having sex with someone other then Unicorn.
I have received more then a 100 emails from angry white power Americans (most of them residents of Maine) who have informed me that upon the discovery the series contained a non-white character, they would read no further books of the series unless I rewrote them to make Unicorn a white man.
More then a dozen emails coplained that there was "no such thing as a black Scotsman", stating that all Scottish people were white.
Scotland has had black kings, and in the 1400s, the time period of the series, not only did Scotland have a black king, but you were MORE LIKELY to encounter a short/pygmy black or brown skinned NATIVE Scotsmen wearing furs, then a tall, red-haired white one wearing kilts, as the "British Invasion of Alba" had not yet happened and kilts (a British invention) would not be invented until the 1800s.
Several people have pointed out that silk kimono are Asian not Scottish and that a Scottish king should not be wearing them. Actually, in the 1400s Persian Gypsies lived in Scotland, and had brought bright coloured silk kimono with them. It was not uncommon for the black and brown skinned Scottish tribal leaders to wear silk kimono in the 1400s.
Meaning Unicorn's being a half-Asian and half-black man, wearing fur wraps and plaid great kilts over silk kimono, is in fact historically accurate for a 1400s Scottish king.
As stated in The Night of the Screaming Unicorn, King Gwallmaiic aka BoomFuzzy The Unicorn, was born in Scotland, but is not Scottish by blood. His father being a black man from the Sepik Region of Papua New Guinea and his mother being a Japanese woman.
His father is a Phooka (a black demon) and his mother is an Aswang (an Asian demon).
In every story he is described as "looking like a dark skinned Asian". Which makes me wonder how readers did not know he was not white, prior to the release of this novel in particular.
I am wondering why has Amazon moved the Quaraun books to the category "Transgender Romance" and also "Gay Erotica"? The base story is a deeply depressed, suicidal, drug addict Elf who's lover commit suicide and he's trying not to do the same. It's an old Elf in a tavern, monologuing a lot of flashbacks and back story scenes of his youth. These stories are dark, bloody, angsty, full of drug use, murder, rape, Medieval torture, mental/physical/emotional abuse, and references to depression and suicide - no romance in it, unless you count the occasional (and usually brutally violent) rape scenes that show up in nearly every volume - sorry - no clue what Amazon is thinking or why they moved these to Romance and Erotica, but these books are NOT even close to being Romance or Erotica on any level at all. When I published these books I put them in "Dark Fantasy" and "Yaoi". If they show up in any category other then "Dark Fantasy" and "Yaoi", it's because Amazon put them there without my authorization or approval.
The 4 door white truck continues to sit at the end of my drive way (146 Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach, Maine) near every night around sunset, reeving it's engine and squealing it's tires, with the driver yelling anti-gay threats and obscenities out the window. He continues to do the same thing at my dad's apartment building (Biddeford Maine) a few times a week, usually in mid to late afternoon time. He continues to follow me to shopping to various stores in various towns throughout the states.
Phrases he yells from the truck include:
"Kill or be killed remember Saco Shaws all transsexuals are alike"
"I keep a gun under the seat of my truck, I'm gonna use it to shoot you in the head, you transvestite freak"
if cars are going by he yells to them: "that thing is Ken's son, look at how's it's dressed; it's insane, it has autism, we can't allow that thing and it's gay cars in our family friend town of Old Orchard Beach"
He often babbles deranged ramblings about something he calls "the gay-pocalypse", raving lunacy about how "all the gays are gathering" on his doorstep. He raves some crazy nonsense about how Armageddon is coming and the war to end all wars will be "the gays against the Christians" and Christians have to be ready to "kill the gays"
My car is the Autism Awareness Car and had 2.5million marbles glued to it (I have Autism - savant - Kanner's syndrome) he claims tat my car "is gay" because of what it looks like. My car has been vandalized several dozen times, including to have the tires slashed 7 times in 6 months.
After dark often around 10PM, he stands at the end of the logging road across the street from me and shoots at my motohome (in February 2014 he shot holes in my neighbour's barn while doing this). I have video footage of 3 of his shootings at me here: https://youtu.be/NUebzJ9sz9U and here: https://youtu.be/C4dZbgG-Smw
This has gone on since August 2013 now, in addition to all the vandalism, hate crimes, pet beheadings, etc that has happened, including the bomb that blew up our house in 2006.
As you know, that whole time I had not been able to get a plate number on the truck. He as just here again, and I just realized why I could not get a plate number... there are no plates on the truck, either on the front or on the back. However, as he was driving away today... I noticed, there is a plate, stuck up in the back window of the truck, where it can barely be seen, deliberately obscured from view behind a silver tool box.
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